Is there anything new I can tell you about California? I don’t think so but it’s still worth sharing some memorable experiences. Such as camping between the boulders of Joshua Tree underneath starry skies and three-day backcountry camping in Yosemite bear country. On the urban side of things, towns and cities seem to have invented all things retro, vintage and expensive. Such as a 200 dollar ticket for skipping a stop sign handed to me by an authoritarian (but friendly) police officer. Thanks for the goodbye present, USA!